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Aug 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
all morning long. red flag warnings, mike is keeping track of that. >>> and leyla joins us with a check on the traffic. >> reporter: all right. we don't have any crashes to speak of, so that's the good news. hopefully, we won't have any car fires because of the dry conditions. what we do have, though, good morning, everyone, construction in the east bay, traveling along in the eastbound direction on 580 between north slim road and greenville. you will be seeing crews out there working on drainage, and that is causing a little bit of a bottleneck, as you can see slowing building in the eastbound direction. westbound direction nice and clear. we are at top speeds as you make it out of tracey and into dublin, and as you continue into castro valley. so not a problem there. going outside live to look at this, the bay bridge toll plaza, where i saw a few cars loading up in the cash-paying lane, as you can see on the right-hand side of the screen. the rest of the drive is moving along fine. we'll have a few lanes blocked westbound until 5:00 at the cantilever section till the end of the
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Aug 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
joining us. i'm carolyn tyler in for ama dates. it is clear right now over the bay area, but thunderstorms will soon be moving in. let's head to abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser for a first check on weather and live doppler 7hd. >> yeah, and we are definitely going to see some big changes weather wise the first part of the workweek. we have a few high and midlevel clouds and some along the coast. but the thundershowers are very close to the bay area. we are picking them up in south leak tahoe. and -- lake tahoe. and check out what has developed south of baker field. very heavy showers and isolated severe thunderstorms. this one right there is getting ready to develop near bakersfield with numerous lightning strikes. folks, get ready for thunderstorms developing and that has definitely prompted a red flag warning beginning tonight through wednesday. that looks like the highest potential for the bay area to see isolated thunderstorms will be monday night and tuesday. we will get to that forecast coming up in a little bit. >> there are more than a dozen fires burning right n
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Aug 19, 2013 2:00am PDT
warning and a lightning strike hits in the bay area. good evening, even. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler in for ama dates. it is clear right now over the bay area, but thunderstorms will soon be moving in. let's head to abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser for a first check on weather and live doppler 7hd. >> yeah, and we are definitely going to see some big changes weather wise the first part of the workweek. we have a few high and midlevel clouds and some along the coast. but the thundershowers are very close to the bay area. we are picking them up in south leak tahoe. and -- lake tahoe. and check out what has developed south of baker field. very heavy showers and isolated severe thunderstorms. this one right there is getting ready to develop near bakersfield with numerous lightning strikes. folks, get ready for thunderstorms developing and that has definitely prompted a red flag warning beginning tonight through wednesday. that looks like the highest potential for the bay area to see isolated thunderstorms will be monday night and tuesday. we will get to that forecast co
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Aug 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
use. >> his attention rightfully is focused on what could be an intruder and the end of his life as well as her life. >> reporter: meanwhile, police told us their case is ready. >> we are confident that what we have will come out in court, show that, indeed, mr. oscar pistorius is guilty as charged. >> reporter: he is free on bail and we could learn on monday when the trial will begin. it is expected to start sometime early next year. if pistorius is convicted he faces a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years behind bars. diana, john? >> all right, rob nelson, thank you. >>> in other news british authorities used anti-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist with close links to nsa leak eer edward snowden. now, the parter of glenn greenwald was held for nine hours. greenwald called it a profound escalation of their attacks on the news gathering process and journalism. >>> from egypt, the government says suspected militants have killed 24 policemen in northern sinai. this comes just after the country's military leader warned against further violence. abc's muhammad li
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Aug 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
have been left by a neighbor for their neighbors. neighbors tell us they don't think this is a home invasion. they are not feeling nervous for their safety at this time. they suspect this was a mercy killing of a disabled woman and then the suicide of a terminally ill elderly man. police got the call at 4:30 this morning to come to the home where they found two people inside, who had been shot and killed. word is starting to spread throughout the neighborhood. one woman we talked to, i irene said the man who lived her was in his 80s and a friendly neighbor. >> we have lived here 25 years and his house is a bunch of those back to his house. so we have a corner of the property with them. always been over the fence kind of thing. for all these years. yeah, he was a great guy. reporter: police tell us they found an adult man, they say he was the father, and an adult female, who was the daughter, and they both died. no further information is being released at this time another of the police department. the next door neighbor told us she feels like these two people, who had been strugglin
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Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
is how frequently we use our smartphones. >> either capable of taking the strain but for how long. the eye tries -- it's harder to see far away. >> researchers say there's been a 35% increase of near sightedness since smart finances launched in 18997. >> there are special camps in livermore for children with life altering conditions. a special report on the taylor family foundation, entitled "just like me" airs this evening at 6:30 here on abc7. >>> right here right now you want to pay close attention to our meteorologist leigh glaser. we have a strange weather week ahead. >> we certainly do. at least until tuesday night and wednesday. let's start off with live doppler 7hd, and you can still see those high and mid-level clouds making their way across the bay area. the lowest right here, the counterclockwise spin so let's show you what is going on. we're picking up quite a bit of thunderstorm activity as the sub tropical moisture feeds from the south,. south lake tea -- tahoe. some pea-sized hail there and severe activities through the sierra nevada. as we widen out, you can get a
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Aug 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
nicco and live doppler 7 hd will tell us where the areas where the fire risk is the highest. >>> later today, san mateo officials will release their findings of the deadly limousine fire on the san mateo bridge, but this morning, abc 7 news has exclusive details of what the investigators will reveal. >>> and transit employees reject a contract offer. now this morning commuters are wondering if workers will hit the picket line. good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm ama daetz in for kristen sze. we begin with the fire danger in the bay area and across northern california. right now, a red flag warning is in effect. amy hollyfield joins us from the fire station in sunol with the precautions fire crews are taking. amy? >> reporter: ama, they are gearing up at cal stations like this one because of the dry conditions. but also because of the threat of dry lightning. they have noticed the dry conditions here in the bay area, but they are really paying close attention to the predictions of the dry lightning. they have even called in firefighters from ot
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Aug 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >>> good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a sunday night. and we do begin tonight with what will be a tense evening ahead for thousands of families who have been told to be at the ready, that their homes could be next. as that wildfire in the west has now doubled in size. even the emergency tents set up in idaho sit in the shadow of the thick plumes of smoke tonight. from the sky, helicopters do s dousing the flames, even before the sun came up. on the ground this sunday, more of those elite crews of firefighters arriving. the hotshot teams hiking toward the fires now. and here's what they're up against tonight. more than 2,300 homes evacuated. almost 8,000 more told to start packing. 700 firefighters, as the blaze burns across 160 square miles, just 9% contained tonight. and this beaver creek fire is just one of 42 large fires now burning across 11 states. abc's aditi roy is on the scene, reporting in from idaho tonight. >> reporter: it is a race against time. those 700 firefighters battling the blaze. today, winds whipped the flames, as reinforcements arrived. five el
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Aug 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
used chemical weapons against rebels. president assad promised to cooperate. with the u.n. team. its mission will be limited to investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in three areas. >> this morning, double amputee, olympic sprinter, oscar pistorius formally charged in south africa in a courtroom with premeditated murder in the shooting of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. pistorius insists he shot her by mistake insisting she was an intruder. rob nelson is in south africa with the latest. >> reporter: our first look at the formal case against oscar pistorius, nicknamed the blade runner, pistorius will face charges in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, who was shot multiple times through the bathroom door of his mansion. prosecutors say it was murder. pistorius claims he mistook reeva for an intruder. >> what the state is now going to do they want to show he is a violent person, a gun toting hothead is the way the, the portrait that they're going to pant of this man. >> reporter: prosecutors say reeva retreated to the bathroom after a fight with pistorius. our "2
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Aug 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
games for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs and obstructing baseball's investigation. he appealed and this morning continues to play until his case is heard. >> and every time you think the story may be nearing an end, another layer is uncovered. >> reporter: that next layer came this weekend after "60 minutes" reported rodriguez or those in his camp leaked names and tried to take other players down with him as baseball probed biogenesis, that florida clinic which allegedly supplied the drugs to nearly a dozen players. it's a charge a-rod vehemently denies. >> it would never happen and would never occur and it didn't happen. >> if, indeed, he personally ratted out on other players, that's only going to hurt his reputation and his standing in the game even more. >> reporter: and abc news has learned that former league mvp ryan braun is apparently ready to open up. sources say he could apologize publicly for using performance-enhancing drugs as early as today. now, details are starting to come out this morning as to exactly how rodriguez tampered with major league baseball'
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
. most of us from 68% at fairfield to 100% half moon bay. that's why we don't have the high fire danger now. it's too humid. we don't have thunderstorms. and even if we did, look at the winds. they're calm to about 8 miles per hour. so anything that did develop would not get out of hand. bay shore, the coast, those are the areas not in where you see the red, not in this high fire danger. now, this is now all the way through 3:00 wednesday morning. ama? >> all right, thank you so much, eric. >> all right. >>> happening now, temperatures are rising, and as mike mentioned, so is the fire danger, most of the bay area. he told you about the red flag warning. we're all being asked to be cautious. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live with more on this. amy? >> reporter: eric, they're gearing up for fire season at the cal fire stations like this one because of the dry conditions. but, also, because of the threat of dry lightning. they've even brought in firefighters from other parts of the state. they have noticed the dry conditions, that they are really paying close attention to t
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Aug 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT
' families. >> laura anthony spoke with him this afternoon and joins us now with reaction. laura? >> hi, cheryl this has been a tough three months for the driver. he did interviews early on, including one with abc 7 news but once fingers started pointing towards him he's been mostly quiet on the advice of attorneys we met with brown, his brother and father near the family home. clearing him of any criminal wrong doing. >> i'm talking with my attorneys they told me months ago that the only thing that may happen was a civil suit. as far as no criminal charges i mean, it's been stressful, though. b it's been real stress wfl allegations and with requesting my phone records and that stuff. >> now, brown had to endure weeks of public scrutiny not only of that night but his life. recently his estranged wife claims brown was talking on the phone with her just before the accident. today, investigators said clearly they examined phone records he was in the talking on the phone in minutes policedding the fire, we'll hear more tonight on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> thank you very much. coming up you're
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Aug 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
tonight at 6:30. abc7's cheryl johnings brings us inspiring stories of children attending camp arroya. and learn how the taylor family foundation is helping change their lives. >>> there is a mixed bag with the weather in the bay area. here's our meteorologist leigh glaser with all the details. >> leigh: we'll try to put this together for you. pretty simple forecast. it does include quite a bit of instability around the bay area. live doppler 7hd showing you the counterclockwise spin as the low sets up off the coast, and that's the big player in the next two or three days in terms of the forecast. the high sierra right now picking up isolated thunderstorms. south lake tahoe, moving in your direction, and blue canyon, but i want to show you the wide screen. here's the low, the counterclockwise spin, a little convection right there. and then check out the subtropical moisture feeding north toward our area, and as we get into tuesday and wednesday, all of this will slide a little closer to us. so that's why we have a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the forecast. we'll get to t
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